Kitzbühel is a picture-perfect town set against the backdrop of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, in the heart of Tyrol. This former medieval silver mining town boasts a 120-year-old skiing tradition. In 1893 Franz Reisch became the first man to ski down from the Kitzbühel Horn. Kitzbühel was recently named Austria’s best ski resort! We are keen to give you five of the reasons why Kitzbühel deserve this accolade.
Charming and romantic town centre
The pretty medieval town with its heavily buttressed walls and delicate painted frescoes is one of the most beautiful in of Austria. It is also one of those rare resorts that genuinely appeals to non-skiers. Many visitors love the upscale, small town ambience of the old village centre. The largely car-free medieval centre, with a quaint church, cobbled streets, upmarket boutiques and cafes is delightful place to stay. There is a wonderful choice of four- and five-star hotels, as well as luxury chalets..
Extensive ski slopes
The ski area features 155 days of guaranteed snow from December through to April. Ski area varies from steep terrain to long, gentle runs through pine forests. Local slopes are divided into three areas, the Kitzbüheler Horn, the much more extensive Hahnenkamm and neighbouring Bichlalm. This little freeride area is now reached by a new chairlift introduced in 2016. Apart from its own 170 kilometres and 54 lifts, Kitzbühel links to the 280 kilometres and 90 lifts of the Skiwelt area. The distance you can travel in a day is limited only by the hours the lifts are open. Kitzbuhel has its own lift pass, separate from the Skiwelt pass. A nine-area Kitzbühel Alps AllstarCard covers both.
Prime intermediate terrain
Kitzbühel is not really ideal for beginners, although the Hahnenkamm nursery slopes are adequate. There are lots of alternatives for intermediates. Good intermediates will want to do the World Cup downhill run, of course. The black to Aschau is a lovely way to end the day! Steep slopes, pistes and off-piste terrain for experts are mostly concentrated in the Steinbergkogel-Ehrenbachgraben area, equipped with three fast chairs. Kitzbühel was never known as a snowboarders’ hub, but it is growing in popularity, year on year.
The 77th Hahnenkamm-Race
From 17 to 22 January 2017, the entire ski world gets Hahnenkamm fever. The best ski athletes in the world will gather in Kitzbühel to celebrate the highlight of the World Cup calendar. The Streif is considered the most spectacular ski run in the world and will require the participants to tackle almost everything. At one point, the course even plunges away at an angle of 85 degrees.
Prime luxury chalet accommodation
The private ski chalet for rent is located on the sunlit side of Reith bei Kitzbühel, not far from the Schwarzsee golf course. The 210sqm chalet features numerous comforts, like a private air-conditioned wine cellar and a spa area. In the 1000sqm garden you will find stables housing the property’s own ponies.
The town centre of Kitzbühel is a five-minute stroll through lovely cobbled streets away from the chalet. The luxury chalet radiates elegance and sophistication throughout its five floors. It is a work of modern design genius. Seven bedrooms can comfortably accommodate 14 guests. The bottom two floors are dedicated to spa and wellness areas, including a 15-metre swimming pool.
This immaculate modern ski chalet positioned directly on the slopes of Kitzbühel town, is one of the most sought after chalets in the area. Bursting with high tech gadgetry of many a familiar brand, you will need not lift a finger in this property. Up to ten guests can be comfortably accommodated in four bedrooms.
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